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Cover of The Trojan War Museum by Ayse Papatya Bucak
And Other Stories
Ayse Papatya Bucak

A debut story collection of spectacular imaginative range and lyricism from a Pushcart Prize–winning author.

In Ayse Papatya Bucak’s ...

"American Spy"
Wry Reflections On My Life In the CIA
H. K. Roy

In a memoir written as a series of narrative vignettes, a former CIA operations officer recounts his years of danger, intrigue and adventure. This ...

Cover of The Boy in the Labyrinth by Oliver de la Paz
Oliver de la Paz

In a long sequence of prose poems, questionnaires and standardized tests, "The Boy in the Labyrinth" interrogates the language of autism and the ...

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Illustrated by: Roni Alexander
Andrew T Smith

This book is an entertaining introduction to the Sonoran Desert ecosystem, designed for visitors who want a quick read about the Sonoran Desert ...

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Tattoo Stories and Portraits
Brandy Isadora

"Tattle Tales: Tattoo Stories and Portraits" is a collection of portraits and stories of men and women who have adorned, and for some, dedicated ...

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The Arts, Equity, Democracy and Inclusion Community Curriculum for Transitional Kindergarten
Debra E.S. Bogle

This community, arts and equity based curriculum promotes democracy and inclusion by systemically supporting teachers, parents and especially ...

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Latinx Families Selling Food on the Streets of Los Angeles
Emir Estrada

Street food markets have become wildly popular in Los Angeles — and behind the scenes, Latinx children have been instrumental in making these ...

What Women Have Learned about What It Takes to Lead
Kristin Grady Gilger

"There’s No Crying in Newsrooms" tells the stories of remarkable women who broke through barrier after barrier at media organizations around the ...


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